Picture perfect in the Philips Wing

Rijksmuseum unveils space for special exhibitions with Modern photography show

Published online: 30 October 2014

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With new exhibition space, Berlin's photography scene grows

C/O Berlin reopens today in the Amerika Haus near the Helmut Newton Foundation and Museum für Fotografie

Published online: 30 October 2014

Swiss bank loans work for Roman show

This is the “first step” in exhibiting BSI’s collection abroad more often

Published online: 30 October 2014

Spanish masters come to Texas

Works by El Greco, Goya, Braque and Picasso included in the first US show of the privately owned Abelló Collection, only recently revealed to the public in Madrid

Published online: 30 October 2014

Picasso: ready for his close-up

The biographer John Richardson talks about the artist’s love for the camera

Published online: 29 October 2014

Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

The travelling exhibition will provide sorely needed funding to Egypt’s antiquities ministry

Published online: 27 October 2014


Compact collector

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Peter Doig's psychedelic tree flashback

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A plaice for Weiner's art in Iceland

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The controversial Chris Ofili

The British artist Chris Ofili is no stranger to controversy. In 1999, his painting The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996, which depicted the Virgin surrounded by pornographic imagery and covered in elephant dung, was at the center of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s threat to rescind public funding from the Brooklyn Museum, where the picture was on display at the “Sensation” exhibition. In this clip, Ofili discusses his 2002 work The Upper Room, which was purchased by the Tate amid more tumult in 2006, as the artist sat on the museum’s board of trustees as the time of purchase. His latest exhibition, “Night and Day,” (at the New Museum, New York, until 25 January 2015) opened this week.